Our 15,000-square-foot campus garden grows and donates hundreds of pounds of healthy food each year to those in need.
With rainwater runoff collected from a nearby laboratory and compost made from dining hall scraps, we grow crops like corn, artichokes, asparagus, peppers, lettuce and more in 50 raised beds and six in-ground plots.
Everything we produce is donated—to organizations like the Selinsgrove Senior Center, the Snyder County Regional Engagement Center, Haven Ministry Inc., Meals for Seals, Martha’s Table and Shepherd’s Pie.
A true living and learning lab, the garden is cared for by several student employees and dozens of student volunteers. Student coordinators help direct donations so they make the largest impact on the community. Professors often bring students here during class sessions.
Work on the garden has been led through the David ’69 and Sharon Johnson Center for Civic Engagement’s (JCCE) and Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER).
Committed to food sustainability, security and justice for the campus and greater Selinsgrove community, we’ve have joined Sowing Change, a network of regional campus and community gardens with a social mission.
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